Mick Fleetwood will pay tribute to his late-Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie on the 65th Annual Grammy Awards telecast this Sunday (February 5th) on CBS. The legendary drummer posted on Instagram that he would be saluting McVie along with Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow.
Christine McVie died last November 30th at the age of 79 of undisclosed causes. Her latest solo set, titled Songbird (A Solo Collection), features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Lindsey Buckingham, and Steve Winwood. The album’s title track — “Songbird (Orchestral Version)” has been nominated for a 2023 Grammy in the Best Arrangements, Instruments and Vocals category.
Upon inducting Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame back in 1998, Sheryl Crow spoke lovingly of Christine McVie’s work: “Christine McVie made it cool to be the piano player in the band. She showed me that it’s not about being ‘pretty good’ for a ‘chick’ — it’s about being great. She showed me that a driving rock song could be written on the piano. The first time I heard her sing ‘Spare Me A Little,’ I was blown away, and I still have the same reaction to it when I revisit that song today.”